Thursday, February 3, 2011

Great Numbers but ……

Today was Dr. day.  On basically a biannual basis I see an endocrinologist.  She tracks my internal chemistry, BP and weight in addition to prescribing Metformin to control my insulin resistance.

My previous blood work results can be see here.

A1C5.35.3<5.7 is decreased risk of diabetes
HDL5748> 46 desired, good cholesterol
LDL123121<130 desired, bad cholesterol
Ratio3.53.8< 5 good
Triglycerides10572<150 desired

Since my last visit in August, her records indicate about a 4 pound weight loss.  She is concerned about my blood pressure.  She thinks its still a bit too high. 

So ….  My total cholesterol and triglycerides are excellent.  The bummer is that my good cholesterol (HDL) dropped 9 points.  That’s not good.  Dr. said more aerobic exercise and omega 3’s (2000 mg daily).  My weight change was blah but you all know I have been struggling with dropping significant weight over the last 6 months. 

The blood pressure is scary.  My family history with BP is not pretty.  Dr.’s recommendation was drop weight & reduce salt to avoid BP medicine.  I am going to monitor my BP on a regular basis and work on stress reduction techniques on a daily basis.

It’s hard with a nearly 2 year old who just this week decided to scream in the middle of the night.  We had a few months of full sleep but no more.  Now, not only is waking up screaming but he is also refusing to go back to bed.  Today he woke at 4:30 am, we tended to his needs, he refused to go back down, I sat on the floor until he calmed, snuck out of the room, he woke up, on and off slept / cried until I got him out at 6:30 am.


  1. Oh I remember those days of kids disrupting my sleep! I feel for you.

    My BP was a tiny bit high last time I saw my doctor which is part of why I decided to try meditating. I am trying to watch my sodium too but there is so much in foods I eat, like cheese.

  2. Love cheese. I was fustrated too. I am exercising, I am dropping weight.